How to Know When Your Network Isn’t Cutting It
It’s a simple truth: home networking is the backbone of your smart home system. But your network does more than that in your Tampa, FL property. It allows you to connect to the internet, stream your favorite music and watch all of the best TV content. Needless to say, it’s pretty important. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade yours? In this blog, we’ll take you through some reasons you may need to upgrade your home network. Read on for the top signs!
Learn Why AV Specialists is a Great Partner for Your Construction Firm
The process of building new homes and business sites is changing. As smart technology becomes a part of everyday life, it’s no longer an “after installation” project. Instead, clients want buildings to come ready to support the latest technology.
For construction firms throughout Tampa, Florida, this is an opportunity. By partnering with a low voltage contractor, you can deliver homes and businesses that wow right from the start with fully integrated smart technology.
Completing the wiring and installation of smart technology during construction saves both time and money for the end client, which can be a clear competitive edge when vying for a project. The opportunity is there, but what’s the best approach? Here’s our take:
Nothing Beats Watching the Game on a Quality Home Theater System
With the 2017 football season right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to evaluate whether your home media setup allows you to enjoy game day to its fullest. Whether you want to add a home theater system to a dedicated private cinema, an outdoor theater, or a multi-purpose media room in your Tampa, Florida home, there’s no denying that a high-quality projector combined with surround sound speakers is the next best thing to sitting in the bleachers. Below, we cover the most popular devices and setups for football aficionados.
The Smarter Approach to Collaborative Meetings
Conference room audio video technologies are evolving every day. This is good news for Tampa, Florida businesses – the latest technologies give opportunities to make everyday operations more efficient and effective. One business AV trend in particular that we’re watching closely is wireless display technology for conference rooms and huddle rooms. It’s amazing how easy it is to collaborate wirelessly now, and one of the best platforms for achieving that collaboration is Solstice by Mersive.
A Smart Way to Cut Down Your Energy Bill Each Month
Ah, Florida. The fun weekends at the beach and snow-free winters come at a cost: blazing hot summers. If you’ve resigned yourself to paying ridiculously high energy bills each month to keep from breaking out into a sweat in your home, we have some good news for you. Here it is: your smart home automation system can help reduce your energy bill and cool down your home during these summer months. The key to cooler summer months lies in motorized shades. Whether you’re in Palm Harbor, Clearwater, or another Tampa area, you’ll want to keep reading to learn how this smart technology works.
Elevate the Worship Experience with High-Quality AV
If you’re considering giving your house of worship an AV upgrade, or perhaps preparing for installing a system in a new building, there are a few things you should know. The first thing is that the quality of the AV setup can make a big impact on the quality of the worship experience, so it’s important to make sure you’re doing it right the first time. We’ve been doing professional audio video installations throughout the Tampa, Florida area since 1995, and in that time we’ve learned a thing or two. Keep reading to learn the key to making your house of worship’s AV system perform well and reliably for years to come.
The Best Theater Experience Requires the Right Furniture
When you read about home theater systems and how to improve the movie-watching experience, a lot of articles focus on the 4K visuals or surround sound. And while those aspects are incredibly important, there’s also an element of the theater that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves: the furniture. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for St. Petersburg, FL homeowners that goes over the most common types of furniture and how to choose the best styles for your theater.
Sound Masking Can Make Your Tampa Office More Efficient
As anyone who works in an open concept office knows, noise can make it incredibly difficult to get anything done. From coworkers chatting in a nearby cubicle to office machinery running throughout the day, noise tends to run rampant in businesses. If you’ve grown to accept high noise levels in your Florida office as a fact of life, then this information is for you. Keep reading to learn about sound masking and how you can use it to easily get noise down to a healthy level.
Keep Track of Your Florida Vacation Home from Anywhere
If you’re like many of the people who have purchased a vacation home in the sunny St. Petersburg area, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of maintaining a second property from far away. It’s tough to make sure the house is in good condition when you live up north – you either have to hire someone to watch the property for you or fly down yourself to check on it.
Find the Home Theater Installation Style that Meets Your Needs
Everybody wants a space in their home where they can enjoy the latest Oscar-winning flick or Netflix original show. But there are a lot of options in how you design that space. The two most popular options are to do a dedicated home theater installation or a multipurpose media room. Each option has its own merits, which we’ll discuss below. Maybe you’re building a new property in St. Petersburg, FL or simply renovating an existing home in the Tampa area—whatever the reason, keep reading to discover which media experience is the best fit for your lifestyle and personality.
Smart Home Automation and Alexa are a Perfect Match
The Amazon Echo really is an amazing device—just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and enjoy having your own voice-controlled assistant! The smart device hit more than 10,000 unique skills in February of this year, so there certainly are plenty of things you can take advantage of.
But get this: late last year, Experian did a survey to find out exactly how people were using Amazon Alexa. The most commonly tried skills were setting a timer (84.9%), playing a song (82.4%), and reading the news (66%). Those are useful skills, but if you want to do more with your Alexa in your St. Petersburg, FL home, then it’s time to explore smart home automation. Keep reading to learn about these creative ways to put voice control to work.
Learn about the ROI of Surveillance Cameras
A home surveillance system is something that few Clearwater, FL homeowners would object to having, but the main thing holding them back is usually cost. However, what you may not know is that it’s quite easy to recoup the cost of surveillance cameras. Unlike a traditional security system, surveillance cameras don’t have to come with recurring monthly costs, which means the benefits quickly outweigh the initial investment. So what are those benefits, and are they worth taking the leap and upgrading your home? Read on to find out.
An Outdoor Sound System is the Perfect Option for Florida Businesses
Last month on our residential blog, we talked about how to avoid common mistakes when setting up an outdoor sound system. Of course, homeowners aren’t the only ones who can benefit from outdoor sound. The residential guide is still applicable for business setups, but today, let’s go one step further to talk about the best ways that businesses throughout the Palm Harbor or Tampa, FL area can use outdoor audio to their advantage.
5 Steps to Superior Sound in Your Belleair Home
There’s a lot more to producing high-quality audio than simply plugging in some speakers. A great many factors can affect how music sounds, and each one of these things needs to be considered during the installation process. If you’re considering adding a sound system to your Florida home, then keep reading. We’ll go over our process as audio video installers for ensuring that your system is set up for success.
Learn Our Process for Designing and Installing One-of-a-Kind Theaters
Private theaters are a wonderful addition to any home in the Belleair, FL area. As much as we wish home theater installations happened at the snap of a finger, the process of creating truly exceptional theaters is a complex one. Fortunately, we’ve honed that process over the years to get a high-quality result without any hiccups along the way. Keep reading to learn our approach.